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An elderly Port Arthur woman has filed a Texas personal injury lawsuit against an area Family Dollar Store, as well as the store's manager, after she was allegedly injured by falling boxes while shopping.

According to the Southeast Texas Record, 72-year-old grandmother Doris Hickerson was shopping at the Port Arthur Family Dollar store in June of last year as she regularly did. As she was waiting to check out, Family Dollar manager Winnie Douglas was stacking soda crates nearby. During the stacking process, some of the crates fell, striking Hickerson and injuring her.

The Jefferson County personal injury lawsuit claims that the bargain store did not provide a safe environment for customers and that the Family Dollar failed to warn customers of the dangers of shopping in the store. While the lawsuit does not detail Hickerson's injuries, it does ask for compensation regarding medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, pain, and court fees.

Stores and shops like the Family Dollar are legally obligated to warn customers of dangers and to provide their customers with a reasonably safe environment. If you or a loved one has been injured in a store, it is vital to understand what caused the accident, who was at fault for the accident, and who should be responsible for damages. Contact Houston accident attorneys Vujasinovic & Beckcom today to schedule a private, no-obligation meeting with a lawyer.

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